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Literature Lab

David Sherman

Interviews about the world of literary studies. For anyone who loves reading and wants to think about what they read.



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Sep 13, 2014 David Sherman
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J. Hillis Miller talks about the significance of reading literature in an age overwhelmed by other media.  And works through Yeats.
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Jan 11, 2014 David Sherman
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An interview with novelist Ben Marcus about the strange, fantastic, and supernatural in fiction.  The pleasures of fiction gone weird.
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Aug 9, 2013 David Sherman
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Mary Poovey, from New York University, discusses the historical entanglement of imaginative writing with writing about markets and money.  She focuses on the way genres that now seem distinct once overlapped in 18th c. England, and what this modern separation of literature from other discourses means for their different kinds of social authority.
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Apr 7, 2013 David Sherman
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Lara Langer Cohen from Wayne State University discusses fraudulence in 19th-century U.S. literary culture.  A new way to think about Melville, Poe, and others who wrote in a time of rampant suspicion about antebellum literary institutions.
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Jan 21, 2013 David Sherman
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William Flesch from Brandeis University talks about the theory and practice of literary close reading, and works through these ideas with a poem by Elizabeth Bishop and story by Ernest Hemingway.